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Severance Hall
December 5 – Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 

December 6 – Friday at 11:00 a.m.* 
December 6 – Friday at 8:00 p.m. 
December 7 – Saturday at 8:00 p.m. 

Guest Artist

Jean-Yves Thibaudet

For more than three decades, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded dozens of albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s most sought-after pianists.  From the start of his career, Mr. Thibaudet has delighted in music beyond the standard repertoire, from jazz to opera.  He expresses his passion for education and fostering young musical talent as the first-ever artist-in-residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, where he makes his home.  His 2019-20 season also includes time as artist-in-residence with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.  He also tours a program of Schumann, Fauré, Debussy, and Enescu with Midori, followed by the complete Beethoven sonatas for piano and violin.   Mr. Thibaudet made his Cleveland Orchestra debut in 1991 at Blossom, and most recently performed here in April 2018.  His award-winning discography comprises more than 50 albums, including two jazz albums that feature the music of Duke Ellington and Bill Evans.  Born in Lyon, France, Jean-Yves Thibaudet began piano studies at age five, entered the Paris Conservatory at 12, and won the Premier Prix de Conservatoire at 15.   For more information, visit